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<p>ZDNet introduces Doc (The DocuMentor), sponsored by RICOH. Through his blog, Doc will educate you about Document Management. So who is Doc? Doc is something of an enigma. He was born to a Russian ballerina and a German electrical engineer who some believe was running covert operations for shadowy corporate interests. Doc grew up in various locations in the United States, although no one seems to know precisely where, least of all Doc. His early schooling was unremarkable except for the time he was caught trying to replace all the mimeograph machines with high-tech color copiers that had mysteriously disappeared from a shipment to Albania. At MIT, he made a name for himself by transforming a large printer into a robot that hunts and eats Roombas. Professionally, he reportedly has seen the insides of more brands, versions, and generations of printer and printer-related hardware than almost anyone. Some say his obsession with paper, printing, and mechanical movement was either started by, or evidenced by, a traumatic childhood episode when he crawled inside an old Xerox 2400 and tried to print himself.</p> <p>Anyway, Doc has hands on experience with stuff like printer maintenance and fleet management, but his mastery of document management leaves no stone unturned. Important issues like sustainability, security, and regulatory compliance are top of mind for Doc, as are other business technology needs like networking and IT services, making him a true blue IT renaissance man. </p>

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Sustainable--Not “Green” Printing

Sustainable--Not “Green” Printing

The Consortium's vision is to advance science to drive a new generation of innovative products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives. Through multi-stakeholder collaboration, its mission is to design and implement credible, transparent and scalable science-based measurement and reporting systems accessible for all producers, retailers, and users of consumer products.

May 10, 2012 by in Innovation

Low Carbon on the Golf Links

Low Carbon on the Golf Links

The Ricoh Women's British Open is one of the four Majors in Women's Golf, and the only Major played outside of the USA. Steeped in history, with a winners list that reads like a 'who's who' of women's golf. Ricoh aimed for a low carbon footprint at the tournament in all areas of document production. All of the printers used for the event were set for high energy efficiency, and members of the media were instructed to minimize printing whenever possible.

September 12, 2011 by in Innovation

Have Direct Mail Costs Gone Down?

Have Direct Mail Costs Gone Down?

It's possible that direct-mail costs have actually gone down as much as 17% over ten years ago, if you buy the premise of an interesting report released by Digital Nirvana.

August 30, 2011 by in Innovation

Meet MPS Customers and Analysts on the Road

Meet MPS Customers and Analysts on the Road

The events will discuss the challenges companies face in meeting their cost reduction, productivity, and sustainability goals as well as showcase Ricoh's Managed Document Services (MDS) approach, a collaborative journey to help companies meet their specific business objectives. A current Ricoh MDS customer will be present at each event to discuss how Ricoh's MDS solutions have impacted their business.

July 31, 2011 by in Innovation

Can You Accredit Sustainability?

Can You Accredit Sustainability?

Apparently yes, at least in the UK where they take their sustainability seriously. Ricoh's unique Sustainability Optimization program, accredited by the British Standards Institution (BSI), helps businesses to improve the efficiency of their document workflows while at the same time taking a carbon-balanced approach to managing information.

June 6, 2011 by in Innovation

Will Employees Choose the Greener Options for Office Printing?

Will Employees Choose the Greener Options for Office Printing?

Customers express high interest in being green, but when it comes to people actually acting on their intentions, well…not so much. The two main environmental concerns employees expressed were about depletion of natural resources (trees, water, energy) and perceived harm to the environment from toxic materials in printers and in ink/toner.

May 8, 2011 by in Innovation

How Green is Your Paper Supplier?

How Green is Your Paper Supplier?

While FedEx Office, Staples and Office Depot continue to lead the pack and build upon already high standards, companies such as Amazon.com, Costco and xpedx continue to fall short on critical questions about the sustainability of their products and processes. In the middle are companies such as Target and PaperlinX, each of which are adopting new green paper purchasing policies which, though they leave some key questions unanswered, represent important progress toward really making the grade.

October 27, 2010 by in Innovation